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The ship was laid down on November 28, 1944 by the Consolidated Steel Corporation of Texas. She was named ORLECK on January 11, 1945 and was launched on the 12th of May, 1945, and then commissioned on September 15, 1945.
Gearing Class, Long Hull
390 feet, 6…
TAIPEI — A Chinese attack submarine and destroyer shadowed U.S. warships in November in the Taiwan Strait, sparking a 28-hour standoff that brought the group to a battle-ready halt in…Continue
Added by Tim Gulliford on January 15, 2008 at 11:43pm — No Comments
I'm not sure that other forces get to experience the same feelings a sailor does at sea. Every once in a while when I drift off, I still think back to starry nights on the deck of the USS Spartanburg County out in the Mediterranean.
A Tank Landing Ship (LST) is a flat-bottom ship so in calm waters it didn't slice the water like a tin can, it tended to bob and weave on it gently. We ran off of a couple diesel…Continue
I sent this out as a broadcast email earlier today (with a spelling error... argh!):
I wanted to take this opportunity to express my thanks for being an early adopter and one of the first members on NavyVets, the social network for the United States Naval Veteran.
NavyVets isn't owned and operated by some media giant who badmouths our military in public and then sells their data for advertising dollars - NavyVets is owned by a Naval Veteran!
Added by Douglas Karr on December 31, 2007 at 4:59pm — No Comments
Added by Douglas Karr on December 25, 2007 at 11:08am — No Comments
[ Draft ] I'm 75 year old now but, I can vividly recall boot camp. Roughly a month after my 18th birthday I found myself on the second deck/floor?? of an old WW2 barracks. It was the first time I had been away from home and I admit I was a bit apprehensive (scared even). Who were all these tough looking guys I found myself with? A bunch from Brooklyn and the Bronx. They all seemed to have DA haircuts, a sure sign of tough. (for those to whom a DA is a foriegn term, it stands for Ducks Ass.…Continue
Added by Douglas Karr on December 14, 2007 at 4:18am — No Comments
Some of you may or may not remember the Sixth Fleet Music Show and singer Diana Peterson. Diana is a former featured vocalist with the Sixth Fleet Music Show who has teamed up with fellow Music Show alumnus, trumpeter Alan Gaumer, and other top notch musicians in the DC area for the record. These musicians have come together again after first meeting more than 30 years ago to make beautiful music for the holidays.
The CD is in the tradition of classic pop Christmas albums and features…Continue
Added by Douglas Karr on December 3, 2007 at 3:02pm — No Comments
One of the great things about this Social Network is the ability to see photos of your shipmates and find folks you recognize. Be sure to add your photo to your profile first:Click HERE to Add your Profile Photo
Then, you can continue to add other photos using the Photo tabClick HERE to Add more Photos
We've got a lot of profiles with no photos, so…Continue
Added by Douglas Karr on November 24, 2007 at 12:22pm — No Comments
Added by Douglas Karr on November 18, 2007 at 5:14pm — No Comments
First, what the heck is blogging? Blogging is nothing more than a journal. It's where you can put down your thoughts - perhaps on the politics of the day, the military, or even sharing a great story with everyone. Blog posts will be displayed on your "Footlocker" and also shared on the home page as they are written.
That's right, when you right a blog post, all the members will see it on the home page, which shows the most recent posts. Or - you could mark it so only your…Continue
Added by Douglas Karr on November 17, 2007 at 2:49pm — No Comments
Added by Douglas Karr on November 16, 2007 at 11:43pm — No Comments
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